Nebraska Hands & Voices has cloth masks with a clear panel available at no cost for Nebraska families with school-age (4-21 years) children who are deaf/hard of hearing. The masks are reusable, one-size cloth masks with a clear plastic panel and were manufactured for non-profit organizations by Cornhusker State Industries. Masks are pictured below. If you are interested, please fill out the request form here: Request Clear Panel Masks. We will distribute the masks to families who are members of Nebraska Hands & Voices first, and then on a first-come first-served basis while supplies last. Memberships can be purchased here: Join or Renew Membership. A limit of 5 masks per family will apply.

Please note we expect to have masks available for children ages 0-3 at a later date.


Family Camp Weekend

  • June 2020 – Date and time TBD

Moms Night Inn

  • November 7-8, 2020 – Scottsbluff, NE
  • February 6-7, 2021 – Lincoln, NE

Coffee Meet-Ups – Omaha, NE

At 10:00 a.m., we will host a virtual coffee meet-up on Zoom. Ice-breaker- style questions will help families to meet one another and find common topics of interest.

  • June 20, 2020
  • July 25, 2020

Coffee and Conversation – Lincoln, NE

Connect Readings

A great event where deaf and hard-of-hearing children listen to storytime, interpreters sign, and readers tell stories simultaneously.

Virtual Connect Readings are hosted on Zoom.

  • Saturday, May 23, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.
  • Saturday, August 8 from 10:00-11:00 a.m. (Zoom)

Job Opportunity

Guide-By-Your-Side Parent Guide positions available.  Please find the Job Application and Position Description by clicking on the links.  


Nebraska Hands & Voices is seeking new board members with a passion for our mission of  supporting families that have children who are deaf and hard-of-hearing without a bias toward communication modes or methodologies.  We are looking for parents of children who are deaf/hard-of-hearing, deaf/hard-of-hearing adults, and/or professionals from across the state.  Serving on our board is a great way to directly impact the lives of deaf/hard-of-hearing individuals in Nebraska while keeping our guiding principles of innovation, community, collaboration, and respect in play.  If you have a vision for Nebraska Hands & Voices, or talents to share, please consider applying.  Our application is available at this link: NE H&V Board App.  You can also contact us at for more information.